Decatur County Kansas

 

The blue bars in the chart below show the number of tornadoes occurring each year in Decatur County Kansas. For example, no tornadoes occurred in 1950, 2 occurred in 1972, and 5 occurred in 1996. More information about the tornadoes occurring in each year is given in the table at the bottom of this page.

 

The blue bars in the chart below show the number of tornadoes occurring in each month.  The red bars indicate the number of tornado days in each month.  A tornado day is defined as a day in which tornadoes occurred.  To help illustrate this concept, look at the month of April below.  The blue bar indicates that since 1950 a total of four tornadoes have occurred in April.  The red bar indicates that there has been only one day in April when tornadoes occurred.  This means that all four tornadoes occurred on the same day.  

  

In the table below, Width is in yards, Length is in miles, M is missing.  Scale lists the F or EF rating of the tornado.  A Scale of "F" indicates no rating is available.  Locations listed in capital letters are county names, with upper and lower case being city names.

45 TORNADOES were reported in Decatur County, KS ... 01/01/1950 - 09/30/2012
Number Location Date Time Scale Fatality Injury Length Width
Pre-1950 DECATUR 04/28/1884 14:00 F2 0 0 M M
Pre-1950 DECATUR 04/20/1885 19:30 F2 0 4 11 25
Pre-1950 DECATUR 05/20/1891 12:30 F3 0 0 8 400
Pre-1950 DECATUR 05/09/1905 17:00 F2 0 1 15 100
Pre-1950 DECATUR 04/30/1906 16:20 F3 1 4 20 600
Pre-1950 DECATUR 05/25/1917 12:30 F2 0 0 4 120
Pre-1950 DECATUR 04/29/1942 22:30 F5 15 25 20 300
Pre-1950 DECATUR 05/20/1949 16:15 F2 0 0 4 50
Number Location Date Time Scale Fatality Injury Length Width
1 DECATUR 07/06/1952 15:00 F1 0 0 11.90 30
2 DECATUR 05/27/1953 17:00 F1 0 0    
3 DECATUR 05/27/1953     0 0    
4 DECATUR 07/04/1958 17:15 F 0 0 0.10 30
5 DECATUR 06/10/1960 19:40 F0 0 0 0.10 30
6 DECATUR 05/17/1962 16:30 F 0 0 0.10 30
7 DECATUR 06/05/1965 16:15 F 0 0 0.10 30
8 DECATUR 07/18/1965 19:00 F 0 0 0.10 30
9 DECATUR 06/14/1970 14:45 F3 0 5    
10 DECATUR 09/05/1972 17:18 F1 0 0 0.50 150
11 DECATUR 09/05/1972 17:18 F2 0 0 2.30 240
12 DECATUR 06/24/1982 14:46 F0 0 0 0.10 30
13 DECATUR 05/05/1983 21:00 F0 0 0 0.50 90
14 DECATUR 06/12/1983 16:15 F0 0 0 0.10 30
15 DECATUR 06/12/1983 17:00 F2 0 0 15.00 600
16 DECATUR 05/18/1990 17:50 F1 0 0 3.00 150
17 DECATUR 09/06/1992 19:52 F0 0 0 0.10 30
18 DECATUR 09/06/1992 21:30 F0 0 0 0.10 30
19 DECATUR 09/06/1992 21:35 F0 0 0 0.10 30
20 DECATUR 03/28/1993 17:50 F0 0 0 5.00 20
21 DECATUR 06/26/1993 13:20 F0 M M 0.20 60
22 DECATUR 06/26/1993 14:00 F1 M M 2.00 90
23 DECATUR 06/26/1993 16:00 F0 M M 0.20 60
24 Oberlin 05/22/1996 20:30 F1 0 0 4.00 50
25 Oberlin 06/06/1996 03:55 F0 0 0 0.10 20
26 Oberlin 07/15/1996 21:20 F0 0 0 0.20 20
27 Jennings 07/15/1996 21:40 F0 0 0 0.20 30
28 Oberlin 08/10/1996 20:30 F0 0 0 0.20 30
29 Oberlin 04/14/1998 15:06 F1 0 0 1.20 50
30 Oberlin 04/14/1998 15:15 F1 0 0 7.50 200
31 Oberlin 04/14/1998 15:25 F0 0 0 0.10 50
32 Oberlin 04/14/1998 16:04 F1 0 0 0.20 50
33 Oberlin 10/31/2000   F0 0 0    
34 Oberlin 10/31/2000 16:38 F1 0 0 4.00 125
35 Oberlin 06/19/2002 17:15 F1 0 0 2.00 100
36 Dresden 06/04/2004 20:50 F0 0 0 0.20 50
37 Jennings 06/04/2004 21:09 F0 0 0 0.20 50
38 Oberlin 06/09/2005 15:31 F0 0 0 1.50 25
39 Oberlin 06/09/2005 15:45 F0 0 0 0.75 25
40 Jennings 03/28/2007 18:05 F0 0 0 8.00 25
41 Leoville 05/22/2008 16:17 F1 0 0    
42 Oberlin 05/22/2008 16:48 F1 0 0 13.00 300
43 Dresden 05/22/2008 17:31 F1 0 0 35.00 400
44 Norcatur 06/20/2011 17:25 F0 0 0 0.50 10
45 Norcatur 06/20/2011 17:45 F0 0 0 0.50 10
  Totals       0 5    
                 
                 
  Total Tornado F F0 F1 F2 F3 F4 F5
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